Who's disrupted by the latest global cyberattack
This week’s sophisticated cyberattack has disrupted companies and government agencies in the United States and elsewhere around the world, according to U.S. officials and private cybersecurity analysts. The ransomware attack utilized a global spam campaign to trick computer users into downloading
What we know about the kill switch in Petya ransomware attack
Cybersecurity researchers have been racing to analyze the new ransomware that struck Tuesday, first hitting Ukraine in an avalanche of attacks before spreading to other countries around the world. The malicious software has been identified as a modified version of a previously known ransomware,
Massive cyberattack spreads ransomware across Europe, US
A massive cyberattack that freezes computers and demands a ransom to open them has hit companies in the U.S. and elsewhere around the world today, U.S. officials and private cybersecurity analysts said. Among the American targets are the giant Merck pharmaceutical company in New Jersey; a major
Iran Fires at Singapore Tanker in Strait of Hormuz
A Singapore-flagged tanker vessel was fired upon by Iranian patrol boats today as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, U.S. officials said. The Iranian patrol craft initially fired warning shots across the tanker’s bow, but then fired directly at the MT Alpine Eternity in an attempt to
Iran Releases Marshall Islands Cargo Ship Seized in Strait of Hormuz
Iran has released the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship, whose seizure in the Strait of Hormuz last week had raised tensions with Iran. The ship's operator says the crew of 24 are "in a good condition" and the ship is headed to Jebel Ali, a port in the United Arab Emirates .
Iran Seizes Cargo Ship in Strait of Hormuz
Iranian patrol vessels fired warning shots at the MV Maersk Tigris, a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel, as it transited through the Strait of Hormuz, the Pentagon confirmed today. The ship has been boarded by members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy as it heads deeper into
Ship's Crew Not Monkeying Around With These Stowaways
A container ship heading from Malaysia to the Netherlands has some uninvited guests: monkeys. The monkeys came aboard the Maersk Line container vessel Eugen Maersk while it was docked in Malaysia earlier this month, according to a company spokesman. After the ship’s crew noticed the stowaways, they
Meet the US Military's Three Four-Star Women
The Navy named its first female four-star general this week. Adm. Michelle Howard was promoted to Navy Vice Chief of Operations — the branch’s second-highest-ranking officer — in a ceremony at the Women’s Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday. She is one of just...
425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in Calif.; Cee Lo Quits 'The Voice'
quicklist: 1 title: $425 Million Powerball Ticket Sold in California text: Someone in Milpitas, Calif., is $425 million richer today. The sole winner of the Powerball lottery bought his or her ticket from a gas station in the Northern California city, according to state lottery officials. So far,